Purchasing Procedures

When ordering supplies, equipment or services on a Photonics Center related account, please complete an order request form.

Please submit the completed form to Meghan Foley either as a signed hard copy or via email copying the award PI. Please be sure to include any quotations or other documentation, if applicable. Formal quotations are required for orders over $1,000 and when ordering from new or foreign vendors.

For sponsored research funded requests that exceed $5,000, a justification of how the purchase relates to the specific award is required. Please provide the justification document along with the order request form and quotation.

The Sourcing and Procurement website is a great place to start if you have sourcing questions: http://www.bu.edu/sourcing.

A list of approved BU vendors can also be found on the Sourcing and Procurement website: http://www.bu.edu/sourcing/shoppers-guide/university-suppliers/external-suppliers/

Please contact Meghan Foley with any questions at 617-358-4438 or megfoley@bu.edu.